INDIANAPOLIS – Sitting down to watch the 2009 film The Young Victoria with his wife Angela, local man Andrew Collins insisted that he definitely recognizes that one character actor from somewhere, but where?
Not quite able to place where in fact the seemingly experienced British actor has cropped up before, Collins proceeded to rattle off other films that he and his wife have seen in the past three months.
“Wait, he wasn’t in Gladiator, was he? Ah, no; that was Derek Jacobi,” he said. “Hey, wasn’t he in Shawshank?”, he continued, before reminding himself that the Shawshank Redemption boasted few, if any, British actors. “My God, what the hell was this guy in, then?”
Spending much of the duration of the movie trying his damnedest to recall who the heck the actor was, Collins allegedly paid little attention to the film’s developing plot.
“I know I’ve seen him somewhere,” he continued, during an exhilarating scene depicting the coronation of Queen Victoria. “It’s going to kill me if I don’t get this.”
Despite his inability to remember other works by the actor, Collins refused to comb through the film’s closing credits for the guy’s name, insisting that he must, for the love of God, try to remember it himself.
“I’d rather die before finding out through some other source,” he said. “I have to get this.”
Some four hours after the film’s conclusion, however, a relieved Collins “suddenly recalled” the actor’s name and entire filmography while messing around on imdb.com.
“It was Julian Glover, Angie! You know, Walter Donovan from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. I totally knew I recognized him.”